Gunman dies of self-inflicted gunshot wound after committing murder, kidnapping


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place Sunday June 19 at 2:13 p.m. on North Melrose Avenue.
Natchitoches Police Department officers responded to the 100 block of North Melrose Avenue in reference to gunshots in the area. They located LaDarious Scott, b/m, 22, of Winnfield suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Scott was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries.

Investigators learned the suspect, Dave Bigord, b/m, 24, of Mount Olive, N.C., forced his girlfriend into a vehicle at gun point and fled the area prior to officers’ arrival. Detectives notified surrounding law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for the suspect and the vehicle. Law enforcement in Vernon Parish located the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop that led to a lengthy vehicle chase. During the pursuit, his girlfriend jumped from the vehicle in Alexandria. Bigord eventually crashed his vehicle into a ditch in Rapides Parish. While in the ditch, Bigord was located with a single self-inflicted gunshot wound and was taken to a local hospital. He was later pronounced deceased.
The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.